Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday~


John A.                 Virginia L.

1897 - 1967         1895 - 1966

Husband                   Wife

Photo privately held by Gini (address for private use,) San Diego, CA 2008

My great Aunt Virginia Lee Ijames b: 05 Jan 1895. Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky. Married John Adam Probst 25 Mar 1925. d: 24 June 1966 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

I never had the opportunity to meet her but from what I understand, she was quite a lady. She was a chef on ships. I finally found her in the 1930 "Crew of Vessels" Pittsburgh, PA Census Report, I did the happy dance! This photo which a genealogy friend, Rachel found for me, I cannot take credit for and the Census report I found are the only two items I have for her. My Aunt Virginia located a few photos of her recently, now I know what she looked like, (another post). I am slowly learning more about her. My Aunt Virginia and I were named after her.

1 comment:

Becky Thompson said...

Three generations of Virginias! Cool. This is a nice story, Gini and I enjoyed reading it. It's wonderful how our library of family records and information can grow as we get help from others! That name Ijames is a name I've NEVER seen before.